Salford City vs. Peterborough United Prediction and Team News

Salford City vs. Peterborough United FA Cup – Preview, Prediction, Team news, Lineups

In a highly anticipated FA Cup replay, Salford City and Peterborough United resume their battle, with the winner eyeing a clash against Doncaster Rovers or Accrington Stanley in December.

Match Preview:

Salford City and Peterborough United played out a 2-2 draw in their initial encounter, setting the stage for a compelling rematch.

Despite Salford’s 2-1 lead, Emmanuel Fernandez’s 93rd-minute strike forced the replay at the Peninsula Stadium.

Team Form

Salford’s unbeaten run of five matches came to an end with a narrow 2-1 defeat against Mansfield Town.

Defensive concerns persist as they’ve conceded at least two goals in their last five home games. Tightening up defensively is crucial for a successful FA Cup journey.

Peterborough, after a nine-game unbeaten run, faced a setback with a defeat to Wigan Athletic.

However, they swiftly recovered, securing a dominant 5-0 victory over Cambridge United. The win extended their unbeaten home run to nine matches, showcasing their strength.

Team News

Salford is without Ossama Ashley, Callum Hendry, Kevin Berkoe, and Luke Bolton due to injuries, while Declan John is ineligible.

The prolific Matt Smith, with 14 goals in 21 appearances, will aim to lead the line.

Peterborough faces absences with Will Blackmore and Jeando Fuchs injured, and Malik Mothersille doubtful.

Manager Ferguson might make changes, with Crichlow and De Haviland in contention. Ricky-Jade Jones, a scorer in the reverse fixture, is expected to lead the line.

Possible Starting Lineups:

Salford City:

  • Cairns;
  • Shephard, Tilt, Garbutt;
  • Ingram, Mallan, Watt, Watson;
  • N’Mai, Lund;
  • Smith

Peterborough United:

  • Bilokapic;
  • Kioso, Knight, Crichlow, Burrows;
  • De Havilland, Collins;
  • Poku, Randall, Mason-Clark;
  • Jones

Prediction: Salford City 1-2 Peterborough United

While expecting a closer scoreline than last season’s 3-0 defeat, we anticipate Peterborough United to secure victory in this FA Cup replay.

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